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Division of Building Codes Enforcement

**NOTICE**  The Department will soon be adopting the 2018 Kentucky Building Code and 2018 Kentucky Residential Code.  The codes will be based on the 2015 International Building Code and 2015 International Residential Code, both with some Kentucky specific amendments.  The amendments have been filed with the Legislative Research Commission and will be on their agenda in early June.

The proposed Kentucky amendments are as follow:

2018 Kentucky Building Code
2018 Kentucky Residential Code​

All Licensing calls should be directed to the Licensing Division at 502-573-2002.


The Elevator Inspection Section approves plans and specifications and issues permits for the installation of all new, altered or relocated elevators, freight elevators, escalators, moving walks, dumbwaiters, material lifts, stairway chairlifts, wheelchair lifts, vertical reciprocating conveyors, and other related devices to be installed in public or residential applications. 

The Elevator Inspection Section also inspects all new and existing elevators, freight elevators, escalators, moving walks and other lifts on a yearly basis and issues certificates of operation. This section also performs investigations of accidents or incidents involving elevators, escalators, moving walks and all related equipment.
If you have questions regarding licensing email Layhoma Roberts or call 502-573-2002.
If you have questions regarding inspections or permit submittals email Kathy Hensley​ or call 502-573-1694.